Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Challenge

This week the challenge over on the Sassy Cheryls Challenge Blog was to create a Birthday Card. Since there is never a time we don't all need a birthday card, this is a perfect challenge in which to participate.

Needless to say that the Sassy Cheryls Digi Store has no lack of images perfect for a birthday celebration. I had to use this delightful image called  "Momma's Little Clown," and you have to admit he doesn't look scary like most clowns do. He obviously had a great Momma, because she's put together the perfect clown ensemble for him. Mostly he's colored with Copics, but there's some paper piecing for his suit of clothes. I want to thank Kathy Curry for the idea on the polka dotted shoes. How perfect are they for a clown?

All the papers are from a free kit created by Susan Darter for  Raspberry Road Designs called Clovis the Clown. The do remind me of the circus. The sentiment is an acrylic stamp I picked up in the dollar bin at Michael's, and the curly-cues are made with a punch that I recently bought on clearance at Tuesday morning. I punched and layered about 8 for each one to give it a real 3D effect.

I'm off to get this posted on the Blog Challenge, and I'm not even last minute. How about that?


  1. Oh Shirley!! What a perfectly delightful birthday card!! I love this SC image...he's such a cutie patootie!! I need to color mine soon. So absolutely precious in his perfectly paper-pieced outfit...and those polka dot shoes! Brilliant! I love the way you did his nose too! So dang cute! I'm so happy to see you again for this week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!! Hugs! Pat Frank

  2. He is just adorable love the card and anyone would be so happy to have that ,it cheers you up just looking at it .x

  3. Shirley, this is beyond cute. Love the painted face. Love the embellishments and colors. Thanks for being such an important part of Sassy Cheryl's Challenge and PCP!!!

  4. I really just LOVE this card and the way you painted his face. It's super cute and just a perfect B-Day card for a sweet little boy.
    Thanks for playing in the challenge this week Shirley!

  5. Beautiful card. I haven't had a chance to color this guy yet. I better get him out.

    Sassy DT

  6. Oh, Shirley, he's wonderful! Love his painted face and polka dotted shoes-it all just works! So very cute, so very special!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  7. Shirley, this is adorable!! This is the first time I have seen this cutie with his face painted, love it! ~jeni :)

  8. Love your paper piecing, great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sassy Cheryls this week and good luck.

  9. HI Shirley! I have already told you how wonderful I think your card is!
    I am always so happy that you play along with us!
    I still can't get over how super creative and fun this sassy little guys face is...
    Awesome idea...
    hugs to ya

  10. Too cute. Love this little clown. He's great for any occasion. I'm thinking Halloween.